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Halifax Rail Delays

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Please find an excerpt from an article published by Saltwire:



“The main rail line connecting Canada to the port of Halifax is unusable after severe flooding Friday night.


Drainage pipes meant to allow a river to flow under the track overflowed due to heavy rainfall, eroding the dirt and gravel beneath the rails.


While the tracks are not necessarily in need of replacement, they remain suspended above the newly created ditch.


Workers arrived Sunday with an excavator, creating a pathway for dump trucks and cranes. New piping for waterflow, and gravel to fill in the land, are soon to be in place.

Sections of track in the Halifax area were pre-emptively closed due to poor weather conditions on Friday evening, according to a new release from CN.


“Crews are currently inspecting our track in the area and making repairs to ensure the safe movement of passenger and freight traffic,” the company said in a news release. “Some repairs will be delayed until weather and water events subside.”


There is currently no official estimate on how long repairs will take.”



Please note that the availability of CN reservations will be limited as the rail carrier has advised that at this time, they are not adding capacity for Port of Halifax. “Capacity will be reviewed daily and added online for bookings where possible.”


We continue to monitor this situation and will provide further updates once available.






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